WSM - America's Tallest Radio Tower, between 1932 and 1939
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- between 1932 and 1939
A postcard of the WSM radio tower, advertising "America's tallest radio tower at 878 feet, standing 323 taller than the Washington Monument." The WSM station began in 1925 as the official radio station of the National Life and Accident Insurance Company. The call numbers, WSM, come directly from the company's slogan, "We Shield Millions." The WSM tower was erected in 1932 at I-65 and Concord Road, in Brentwood, TN, just south of Nashville, and it is still in use today. In 1939 it was reduced by 70 feet to 808 feet. The tower was designed and manufactured by the Blaw Knox Steel Company of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. WSM is found at 650 AM on the radio dial and broadcasts daily with a power of 50,000 watts. Forms part of the Norton Postcard Collection. 1 postcard : col. ; 3.5 x 5.5 in.
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- Nashville Public Library
- Capitol News Co. (Publisher)
- WSM (Radio station : Nashville, Tenn.)
Radio and television towers--Tennessee--Nashville
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- WSM - America's Tallest Radio Tower, between 1932 and 1939. between 1932 and 1939. Retrieved from the Digital Public Library of America, http://nashville.contentdm.oclc.org/cdm/ref/collection/nr/id/1957. (Accessed October 19, 2019.)
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- (between 1932 and 1939) WSM - America's Tallest Radio Tower, between 1932 and 1939. Retrieved from the Digital Public Library of America, http://nashville.contentdm.oclc.org/cdm/ref/collection/nr/id/1957
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- Retrieved from the Digital Public Library of America <http://nashville.contentdm.oclc.org/cdm/ref/collection/nr/id/1957>.